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Attention All Orientation and Mobility Specialists

I have exciting news to announce about BlindSquare, the popular accessible GPS-app developed for the blind and visually impaired. BlindSquare GPS, an iOS application reasonably priced at $29.99, is now available to Orientation and Mobility Specialists/Instructors for FREE.

Wouldn't it be Awesome to have a GPS application tell you how the intersection you are stand at works? In this initiative, WE as Orientation and Mobility Specialists, now have the opportunity to utilize our skills of intersection analysis and share that information with the entire BlindSquare User Network. Imagine, traveling to a new city and having this information available in advance!

But more! BlindSquare is Much More than Just your Normal VoiceOver Accessible GPS App for the iPhone

BlindSquare describes the environment, announces points of interest and street intersections as you travel. In conjunction with free, third-party navigation apps it is a powerful solution providing most of the information blind and visually impaired need to travel independently.

BlindSquare gives real time, valuable information to Visually Impaired and Blind Users while traveling independently. BlindSquare can be utilized as an instructional tool to teach cardinal directions, time/distance, cognitive mapping skills, residential, small business, and business districts, as well as assist users in planning, saving, and implementing a travel route. BlindSquare will tell you your currently location thus eliminating the need to change apps and ask Siri "Where am I". BlindSquare will also allow you to orientate yourself to your current location utilizing its Look Around feature. Simply point your phone in any directions and listen as BlindSquare tells you cardinal directions (north, south, east, west), the next street over, as well as how far away the targeted street is (feet). If you are not good at cardinal directions change the settings to utilize information your students maybe more familiar with. BlindSquare will allow the user to change the Style of Directions given by allow the user to choose between cardinal directions, Proportional, Degree, and clock face directions. You are also able to change the Distance Unit Spoken to feet, meters, or yards. While traveling a given route to your destination, BlindSquare will assists the Visually Impaired or Blind Traveler by continuously spatially updating the traveler by announcing your current location as well as alert you to the next upcoming street and your distance from it. This information can also be controlled in the settings to change the distance in which the announcement takes place from long, medium, or shorter distances from the intersections. This is a great instructional tool as your student becomes more of an independent traveler the amount of prompting about the next upcoming street can easily be reduced. While traveling a route, setup non-visual landmarks by marking your position or saving places (i.e. McDonalds is a landmark for everyone and "Sighties" utilize visual cues to give directions SO can you). Get personal and create or track your own routes to be saved.

BlindSquare also uses information from other iOS applications like FourSquare. Imagine when planning a route that includes a restaurant as the destination unlocking crowd-sourced information and be able to review both patron ratings and the menu in advance!

With Aftershokz headsets, fully control the BlindSquare app by touch while your iOS device is in your pocket or backpack. Turn by turn directions while retaining street sounds thanks to the Aftershokz bone conduction headset.

Come and collaborate, share data of intersections you have analyzed, and participate or help build my new BlindSquare classroom at www.yourtsvi.wikispaces.com.

To get your Free copy of BlindSquare and participate in this new exciting collaborative team contact:

Andrea Bodnari
Assistive Technology Specialist, M.S., TVI, OM, LVR
(717) 278-1795

Project Sponsors:
  • Andrea Bodnari - YourTSVI
  • Rob Nevin - U-R-Able
  • Ilkka Pirttimaa - MIPsoft (BlindSquare)

Special Thanks to These Contributing Sponsors!!!!

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Apple App Store Link: https://appsto.re/us/hxE1D.i
Contact yourtsvi@gmail.com for your authorization code

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